Michael Sta. Maria

Michael Sta. Maria

Introspective photography

by Michael Sta. Maria (United States)

Before attending the workshop, I had no idea of what to expect. I was lost on which pictures I wanted to show and just excited to have others see my work. After the first day of the workshop, I realized the very subject I’ve been searching for photographically all of these years was right in front of my eyes which is my family. The images I chose for review were of my family, a subject in which I have a strong connection to.

Portfolio from the Introspective Photography workshop with Michael Ackerman, June 2014.

Personal meeting with PAULINE VERMARE,
Associate Curator, International Center of Photography

This review was done in a personal meeting at ICP, New-York City.

"My critique with Pauline was very thorough. I was expecting her to tell me that my work was not "up to par". However, after looking at my work she thought otherwise, and told me to be happy that I have this ability to create my pictures because some people don't have this ability. She also made it clear to me not be too critical of myself and to build my self confidence with my work which was refreshing to hear"

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